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I am a simple country boy transplanted from the Piehl Township in northern Wisconsin to the Milwaukee metropolitan area who came down "sout" in 1980 for college and have stayed in the area since.
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Friday, September 07, 2007

The Election Commission has Lost 42 poll books

The Milwaukee City Election Commission has lost 42 poll books out of a total of 624. This is 6% or about 1 in 15 poll books have gone missing.

The most distressing part is that the Milwaukee City Election Commission does not know when the poll books went missing.

    Were the poll books delivered to the polling location on the morning of November 2, 2004 but were not returned to the Election Commission by the poll workers?

    Were the poll books return to the Election Commission by the poll workers, but disappeared prior to the donation of records to the Joint task force on or about April 1, 2005?

    Were the poll books donationed by the Commission to the Joint task force on or about April 1, 2005 but were lost by the Joint Task force some time prior to July 10, 2007?

Nobody knows. No inventory records were kept.

There are no records of the poll books having been returned by poll workers to the election commission on the night of November 2, 2004. There is no record of which original election records were donated by the Election Commission to the Joint Task Force. The Commission did not demand nor did the Joint Task force offer a receipt of the records transfered.

All that is known is that sometime between 7:00 am on November 2, 2004 and July 10, 2007, one in fifteen poll books, official election records, have disappeared.


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